Monday, September 23, 2013

PANEER- TOMATO CURRY

Cottage cheese is also known as Paneer and it contains rich source of calcium and Protein. Using Paneer we can prepare lots of dishes , like Paneer Tikka, Parotha, Pakoda. Chapati Paneer Roll and many more. Kids love to have Paneer in their diet. Here is a Paneer Curry simple recipe and this curry is prepared with out using onions or garlic and all age group will definitely like it. Paneer is made with milk so even on special days like fasting or festival you can prepare this curry or even when you are in a hurry and have much of time to cook, I am sure you can go for this Paneer-Tomato curry.
Things Needed:
Paneer: 2oo Grams.
Tomatoes: 2 to 3
Coriander leaves: 1 Table spoon
Garam Masala : 1/2 Tea spoon
Green chilly: 1
Ginger: 1/2 Tea spoon (grated)
Almonds: 5 to 6
Grated fresh coconut: 1 table spoon
Salt : to taste
Jeera: !/2 Tea spoon
Oil: 1 Table spoon
Method:
1.Thaw the frozen Paneer and cut them in to small pieces.( According to your wish). Put them in hot water till you use.
2. Wash and grind the following with little water. Tomatoes (raw) , green chilly, grated fresh coconut, Almonds (with skin),grated ginger  and 1/2 tea spoon of garam Masala and keep it aside.
3. Now keep a pan on the fire. Heat and put 1 tea spoon of oil and fry Paneer cuts (cubes) till little brown and remove them.
4. Now put one more spoon of oil to the pan and put jeera and fry for 10 seconds. Add ground tomato mixture. Fry till the raw smell goes and put fried paneer to it. Mix it thoroughly and add required water. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder a pinch and salt to it.. Mix it nicely and cook for a minute and put coriander leaves and shift the Paneer tomato curry to a serving bowl.
Serve with chapatis. poori or roti.
Note: You can add fried onions to it. Add it while frying tomatoe ground mixture. You can also add little fresh cream if you want.
See that it is very thick since we use almonds the curry becomes very thick while cooking. You can add required water to the curry. You must boil the curry if you add extra water. You can also add red chilly powder if you like spicy taste.
Serves 2 to 3
Time : 15 Minutes.

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